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Arrests in Japan and U.S. Over Hotel Scams of Over $1M

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Arrests in Japan and U.S. Over Hotel Scams of Over $1M

A mom and son are accused of making as many as 3,200 resort bookings throughout Japan over the course of a yr and not exhibiting up. The rip-off ended up costing inns a whole lot of 1000’s of {dollars}.

Japan Instances reviews that 51-year-old Yukiko Kishida and her 31-year-old son, Yukihiro, had been arrested final month for allegedly bailing repeatedly on reservations they made by the Japanese on-line reserving website Ikyu.com. They used faux names and contact particulars to create a number of fraudulent accounts.

The rip-off price the inns an estimated $1 million. The mother-son duo additionally earned tons of reward factors value roughly $22,000. The rewards got here from Ikyu.com that pays out 1% in rewards on lodging charges and 20% for same-day bookings. Most of the bookings had been same-day reservations to accumulate the factors.

In the meantime, in the U.S., a gaggle of rap business impostors was lately charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated id theft after allegedly scamming a number of Georgia inns out of tens of 1000’s of {dollars}.

In the meantime, extra arrests had been made right here in the states involving resort scams. A bunch of folks posing because the Wu Tang Clan had been charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated id theft after allegedly scamming a number of Georgia inns out of tens of 1000’s of {dollars}. A bunch of males and ladies posed as members of the Roc Nation manufacturing firm and the aforementioned rap group to make use of faux and stolen bank cards for luxurious stays and providers.

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